On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.
Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at Houston gas station
HOUSTON (AP) — The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station continued Saturday morning, authorities said.
Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck.
In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
Tropical storm weakens, but kills at least 20 Caribbean
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Kaden Peifer and his Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, teammates use the same word over and over when describing what it's like to be playing two hours from home in front of 35,000 fans at the Little League World Series.
Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category — the PGA Tour money list. He has earned just under $10.4 million this year, so missing the cut at The Barclays is not likely to keep him up at night.
Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.